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GAF 101: A Training Workshop on Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture


Gender work is vital to fisheries and aquaculture, but there is often a gap in understanding of what gender and gender research are. Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries of the Asian Fisheries Society is organizing this workshop which will explore the basic concepts of gender theory with the goal of introducing gender concepts to a broad audience. Participants will also learn about current issues in gender research, and discuss how to increase capacity for a greater depth of gender research in the field of fisheries and aquaculture.

The objectives of the workshop will be to:

  • Provide participants with the essential tools to understand the role of gender in fisheries and aquaculture research.
  • Help participants gain a deeper understanding of what we mean by gender research in fisheries and aquaculture, going beyond simply describing gender divisions of labour.
  • Provide a brief introduction to approaches for doing research on gender within the fisheries sector.
  • Provide some background on the current situation for gender researchers in the region.

Number of participants:  Minimum 5, maximum 30.

Date: August 3, 2016-07-06                           

Time: 09:00-13:00 

Venue: Meeting Room 224/ Bangkok International Trend & Exhibition Centre  


Part I – Basic Concepts and Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture; Using Gender in Fisheries Research

Presenters: Holly Hapke, Marilyn Porter

Part II – Small Group Work – Case Studies and Developing a Research Project on Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Facilitators: Holly Hapke, Marilyn Porter, Kyoko Kusakabe, Susana Siar, Amonrat Sermwatanakul, Malasri Khumsri

Part III – Report Back and Current Sources of Materials Available

Presenter: Susana Siar

The workshop will take place in parallel with the GAF6: Engendering Security in Fisheries and Acquaculture.

Registration: To register for this workshop please answer the following questions and send to Malasri Khumsri at by 25 July 2016.


Affiliation and Role in Organization:

Are you presenting a paper at GAF6?

     If yes, please indicate paper title and session:

Please briefly describe your background and experience in Fisheries and Aquaculture:

Please briefly describe your interest in the workshop and what you would like to learn:

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